South Asia and Beyond

China Researchers Race To Find A Cure For Coronavirus

Zhang Linqi is a tired man. A professor with over 30 years experience in infectious disease research, Zhang and his team of Chinese researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing are working round-the-clock to find a cure for the coronavirus disease. From conducting experiments through the night, to liaising with researchers across China, and specialists in […]Read More

Philippines Officially Notifies U.S. To End Visiting Forces Agreement

MANILA: The Philippines has officially notified the United States about the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between Manila and Washington, Philippines’s top diplomat said on Tuesday. “The Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the United States has received the notice of termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement. As a diplomatic courtesy there […]Read More

China Builds New Hospital In 10 Days To Combat Coronavirus

WUHAN (CHINA): China has built a makeshift hospital in 10 days to battle against the novel strain of Coronavirus in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus outbreak in central China’s Hubei Province. Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospital was delivered Sunday. A total of 1,400 medical staff from the armed forces is tasked with treating patients […]Read More

China Reports 2,744 Confirmed Cases Of New Coronavirus Pneumonia, 80

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities have announced that 2,744 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), including 461 in critical condition, had been reported in the country by the end of Sunday. Figures from the National Health Commission showed 769 new confirmed cases, 3,806 new suspected cases and 24 deaths (24 in Hubei) were […]Read More

Coronavirus Outbreak Not A Global Health Emergency Yet: WHO Chief

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it was too early to declare the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), while warning that the number of cases may rise as much about the virus remains unknown. “I am not declaring a public health emergency […]Read More

183 Arrested For Australian Bushfire ‘Arson’

CANBERRA: Hundreds of Australians have been arrested for allegedly deliberately lighting Australian bushfires in only a matter of months. Australia is currently enduring one of the worst bushfire crises in the nation’s history, with at least 25 people having been killed since September. ‘The Australian’ reported on Tuesday that 183 people have been arrested for […]Read More